The murder trial of Jarrett Jones is postponed to Feb. 28, 2022

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- A Brown County murder trial that was set to begin next month is now scheduled for February 2022.

Jarrett O. Jones, 49, of Bath is charged with murder in the Jan. 2, 2020, death of Jon Schumacher, 28. According to court documents, Schumacher arrived at Jones’ home early that morning after being released from the Brown County Jail.

Earlier in the night, Schumacher had been arrested for driving under the influence. Schumacher, who had previously been in a relationship with Jones’ daughter, Makayla, was looking for her and arrived at Jones’ shop after being released from jail. Schumacher was shot twice after refusing to leave the property.

A three-week trial was set to begin Oct. 18. But after a hearing on Thursday during which several procedural motions were handled, Judge Richard Sommers granted a continuance. The trial will now begin Feb. 28.

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